Get Ready for the Day Using Sherlock Holmes Gear

Get Ready for the Day Using Sherlock Holmes Gear By Anna Shura   Getting ready in the morning can be a lot more fun if you are accompanied by Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Luckily, The Strand has a perfect array of helpful Holmes items to start your day:   1. Sherlock Holmes Book Cover Mug https://strandmag.com/product/sherlock-holmes-book-cover-full-color-mug/ […]

A Sherlockian Christmas Carol

      Stave the One   Marley was dead to begin with, There was little doubt of all that. The coroner signed off the papers, And Scrooge had re-rented his flat.   Yes, Marley slept deep in the graveyard, Struck down by the Finger of Fate, And basked in the glory of angels, Whilst […]

BOOK REVIEW: Further MX Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  BOOK REVIEW: Further MX Adventures of Sherlock Holmes   MX Publishing continues to release new Sherlock Holmes stories, bringing new perspectives and approaches to familiar figures and settings. The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes by Kieran Lyne is a new edition to a popular subgenre of Sherlock Holmes literature: Holmes’ investigation of the Jack […]

What Makes Sherlock So Special

What Makes Sherlock So Special What indeed! Sherlock Holmes has been with us for over one hundred years and the public’s interest for him remains unquenchable. He is known the world over and is so familiar that his name has become part of our vernacular. Moreover, he is the most portrayed character in film and […]

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes short stories

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes short stories   When I first sat down to make this list, I thought I’d be deliberating for weeks; sifting through Conan Doyle classics, weighing up excitement, humour, thrills and the exquisite pleasures of deduction.  But then I realised I’d already done a lot of this work, for in my […]

Sherlock Holmes in Verse

Sherlock Holmes in Verse (Sung to the tune of SILVER BELLS)  Melodic adaptations of Sherlock Holmes in Verse By Daniel E. Lambert   Dirty racetrack, muddy racetrack Running mile after mile In the air There’s a feeling of winning. People yelling Vendors selling Mugs of stout and good beer And after each race you will […]

Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes: "He's an outsider, a Bohemian, someone who doesn't fit into a neat and clean box for people to categorize."

Book Review of the Week: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Book Review of the Week: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird   In October 2015, Bonnie MacBird published her first Sherlock Holmes pastiche, Art in the Blood (not to be confused with the similarly named 2008 Holmes novel by Rainer Jaeger). It was an intriguing tale of Holmes’s investigation into missing children and missing art, and […]

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes What do we know about Sherlock’s Bro, Mycroft Holmes? Mycroft Holmes: Smarter than his younger brother, Sherlock, by Sherlock’s own estimation—and no doubt his own as well. A figure of mystery. We know just a little about him from The Canon. He’s first mentioned in “The Greek Interpreter,” when […]